PNS Daily Newscast - July 3, 2020 

Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 

Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - UT: Criminal Justice

PHOTO: Utah school students will be doing more drilling for violent situations under a new rule passed by the State Board of Education. Photo courtesy of the Utah Department of Transportation.

SALT LAKE CITY – The state of Utah is updating the rules governing how public schools prepare for emergency situations such as a shooting. Martell Menlove, the state superintendent of Public Instruction, says the State Board of Education has approved a rule requiring schools to have more dri

PHOTO: Reforming prison policy should be part of building a new state prison in Utah, according to Isaac Holyoak at the Alliance for a Better Utah. Image courtesy of the Utah Department of Corrections.

SALT LAKE CITY - Reforming prison policy should be part of the process of building a new state prison in Utah, according to Isaac Holyoak, communications director, Alliance for a Better UTAH. State lawmakers formed the Prison Relocation and Development Authority (PRADA) to consider locations where t

PHOTO: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. YWCA Utah is focusing on gun violence prevention Tuesday in Salt Lake City. Image courtesy of the

SALT LAKE CITY – Raising awareness and reducing violence is the focus of a YWCA Utah campaign happening this week. The organization is highlighting a "A Week Without Violence," which includes gun violence prevention messages and the planting of a daffodil at Salt Lake City's new Public Safet

PHOTO: Undertaking a home remodel in Utah requires a licensed contractor. Photo credit: iStockphoto.

SALT LAKE CITY – This month, investigators posing as homeowners in Utah and seven other states got bids for construction and handyman services from people they found on the Internet. In just one week, 21 were cited in two Utah counties – Davis and Washington – as part of the sting

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